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Bungalow Community Lunch Program: “Feeding the Soul”

November 22, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - December 13, 2022 @ 1:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until November 22, 2022

An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until November 22, 2022

Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month!  FREE | Everyone welcome  |  12:00 – 1:30PM


*New location this week for the Holiday Feast.  This will be the final lunch of the year, until the program begins again in January 2023.

What is “Feeding the Soul” lunch?  A consistent calendar of lunches  (2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month), with a central location for hosting the lunches at the Elora Centre for the Arts.  Lunches are hot and nutritious and prepared in a food-safe kitchen and served by community volunteers.

The goal of the Bungalow lunch program is to help create more resilient, equitable communities for individuals and families; improve mental well-being and COVID recovery though connection with others; address nutrition needs in the community by offering healthy meals; and create volunteer opportunities.

PLEASE NOTE! You can now stay for lunch (or take your lunch to go!)  

Look for updated information and contact info on Facebook (@Community Lunch at Bungalow 55).  Cutlery and dishes are provided.

Everyone is welcome to come to the Elora Centre for the Arts (ECFTA) any time between 12:00 -1:30 PM.  Eat in or take home.

The program is a collaboration of community – from volunteers who collect food donations from our giving community, to restauranteurs, grocers and farmers.  It engages volunteers who help prep and prepare the food in the kitchen at St. John’s Anglican Church, with oversight by a head cook.  It relies on volunteers who provide transportation for luncheon participants who have mobility issues or don’t own a car or the delivery of leftover food to community members who couldn’t attend in person.

The lunch program is FREE and everyone is welcome – thanks to the generosity of the Centre Wellington Community Foundation, local community members and restaurants who donate food, and our wonderful volunteers!!!

Donations are accepted for those who are able to.

Health & Safety:

  • Covid health regulations will be followed
  • Food is prepared in a certified kitchen
  • At least one member of the kitchen staff will have a Food Handler’s Certificate
  • Check the program’s facebook page for health updates and lunch details for the week! https://www.facebook.com/CommunityLunchAtBungalow55

What to Bring:

  • Bring your own cutlery, plate, bowl mug (we will have extras on hand in case you forget!)
  • Bring your own container to take leftovers home!

Where is it?

All of our lunches are served at the Elora Centre for the Arts, 75 Melville Street in Elora.  In the Fall & Winter months, we enjoy lunch in the gallery at the Centre!  In the spring & summer, we enjoy lunch in the yard at the Centre!


More information or to request transportation, or meal delivery:

Please call 519-766-5883 or email reynolds.debra@gmail.com to arrange a ride or lunch delivery for anyone in the community

For Updates on the Program please check the facebook page for this program https://www.facebook.com/CommunityLunchAtBungalow55

WANT TO VOLUNTEER OR DONATE FOOD FOR THE PROGRAM?  Check the above Facebook page for food items needed each week!  Drop off location for food donations is at the Elora Centre for the Arts (back kitchen door, bins outside).  Please contact Debra Reynolds for more details at reynolds.debra@gmail.com


In the News:

“Feeding the Hungry, Feeding the Soul at Elora’s Bungalow Community Project” –  Elora Fergus Today January 10, 2022


“Looking for a free lunch? Look no further than Bungalow 55 Community Luncheon” – The Wellington Advertiser January 24, 2022



November 22, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
December 13, 2022 @ 1:30 pm
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